History Detectives

Season 1 Episode 9


Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Sep 01, 2003 on PBS
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Sheridan's House? The Place: Grand Ronde, Oregon Although the locals have little interest in this abandoned Dutch Colonial Style home, new research suggests the house may originally have been built as officer quarters for the Union Army by a young Philip Sheridan, before he became a famous general. Mark Twain Watch? The Place: Oregon The grandson of prominent Oregonian Captain Ainsworth wants to know if his watch was a gift from noted American author Samuel Clemens. Prisoner Poem The Place: Salem, Oregon Where did this Revolutionary War poem, recently discovered in an antique trunk, come from? Did the author, an American prisoner of war in England, write it there? If so, where was it for over two centuries, and how did it end up in Oregon?moreless

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Wes Cowan

Wes Cowan

antiques appraiser/auctioneer

Elyse Luray

Elyse Luray

antiques appraiser

Gwen Wright

Gwen Wright

Columbia University architectural historian

Tukufu Zuberi

Tukufu Zuberi

University of Pennsylvania sociologist

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